Today was a bit stressful, but productive. I am indulging in a bit of self-care with a massage. The cool thing is it was unexpected 🤪. We often cater to everyone else and neglect ourselves in the process… not today 😎.

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I try to get a walk in every now in then while at work. I have a new appreciation for nature. My appreciation was rewarded today. I came across a beautiful black butterfly. The black butterfly is symbolic for death. People are quickly fearful when they come across that meaning. However, I am grateful for its meaning- as it also represents rebirth and renewal.

I can appreciate a few deaths in my life. A death to who I was TOLD to be…A death to not feeling good enough…A death to feeling that my feelings are not valid… A death to being such a people pleaser. Many more deaths to come, but I think I am off to a GREAT start 😎. This only means the “new” me is emerging✨. Beautiful and amazing things to come.

I came across a car shortly after the butterfly sighting. The numbers “444” seemed to magically appear on the license plate as I walked in the parking lot. If you know me- you know I looked up the meaning of the “angel numbers”. Lo and behold… my angels are with me…. guiding me and protecting me every step I take💖.

I am on the right path and am FULLY supported 🦄. My spirits were immediately uplifted as I struggle to “stay up” from time to time. We often get so distracted by the “little” things… that we take the “BIG” things for granted. When it boils down to it… we just have to shift our perspective. I am so grateful for my guides assisting me throughout my journey of life 💖

I am super excited to announce I have been nominated for the Liebster Award.  The Liebster is an award to celebrate new bloggers who show great potential.  I was nominated by the awesome Beth at Pilgrimage Studio.  Please go check her out- especially if you are looking for an oasis away from the “hustle and bustle”J  Beth- thank you so much for the nomination and support of my vision!  It all encourages me to keep moving forward- despite all challenges 🙂

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

2. Share 11 facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.

4. Nominate 11 (or less) bloggers and make them happy!!

5. Make up to 11 questions and ask them to your nominees!

6. Notify your 11 nominees.

11 Facts About Me

My name is Tia

I love to travel and explore various cultures

Music is my absolute therapy

My creative side began to peek out about a year ago

My degrees are in criminal justice and informational technology

My dream to make a difference in the world is currently in progress

I have an extremely analytical brain (LOL)

I am a “low-key” teacher (I share what I learn) J

I enjoy seeing people smile

I love to interact with children

I have a thirst for learning during this journey of life

I Would Like to Nominate the Following:

Questions for my Nominees

  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
  • What inspired your blog?
  • Friends or Alone?
  • Tell me about a memory that made you laugh so much that you cried?
  • If you could change one thing in the world- what would it be?
  • Why? (Question above)
  • What is your hidden talent(s)?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your favorite place to visit?
  • Why? (Question above)
  • What one thing do you like about my blog?

Memories are a beautiful thing- which should ALWAYS be cherished… at least the “good” ones. The joy… the laughter… the tears of happiness… the love… the compassion… if nothing… We all have the memories that make us smile long after the moment has ended ✨

A little over a year ago I was faced with a challenging circumstance. I was LITERALLY ONE class away from obtaining my Master’s degree. The problem was- I had exhausted ALL of my financial aid (lessons learned). I was always the type to depend on financial aid to “finance” my education. Take it from me and learn from my mistakes-DON’T DO IT… Lol.

Anyway, obtaining my master’s degree was very trying for me. I took several breaks. I started in one state and re-located to another. That was a good year break as I transitioned to another school. My sibling was in a horrific car accident, which caused him to become a quadriplegic. Outside of the emotional impact- I literally traveled 5 hours nearly every other weekend for quite some time. Then, my mother passed away the following year unexpectedly. This took a toll on me and I decided to take off another semester. At the time- it seemed as though completing my degree was not an option.

I persevered through it and re-enrolled the following semester. My grades were “on point” despite “life” happening.

Again, I was literally one class away from graduating… it was DO or DIE. No financial aid left… I could afford it, but I did not want to spend it (that’s where my head was at the time… just being honest). I made the executive decision to pay for my class OUT OF POCKET. My tuition was $4,xxx.00… I was on a payment plan to pay it over the course of three months. Boy was that a ROUGH summer- Lol. I survived it though… And that made my graduation and degree all worth it. The fact that I made sacrifices to get what I want… and DESERVE! I worked HARD for that degree!!! That degree is symbolic for my determination, dedication, strength, courage, faith, and MUCH MORE.

I took this stroll down memory lane today as I am faced with another challenge. I have been given the opportunity to pursue something in which I am VERY passionate about. However, successful execution will require the BIGGEST sacrifices I have made in my life TO DATE. I’ve repeatedly toyed with the idea to take the easy route out and just chuck it up as a “missed opportunity”, but then I realized… That’s not even how I operate. It is yet that time again… to put that “Faith” and “Sacrifice” cape on and MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! I have stories for days to tell you how things have ALWAYS worked out in my favor. I’ve EARNED EVERYTHING I have… When the time comes…I will provide an update on how I (via my spirit team) will manifest this miracle and enjoy the fruits of my LABOR!

I’ll leave you with this…

It’s funny how we make it seem like we all have it together. Truth is- WE DON’T! We all have the same (or at least similar) problems. We have just learned how to hide our devils… and keep them so far back that we don’t face them. I’m tired of pretending… What about you?

I have sighted more than 10 monarch butterflies within the past couple of days- plenty more in the past month. It is a repeat occurrence at this point. I can’t deny that my guides and angels are near- with messages.

Another repeat occurrence is the number “777”. Yesterday, I was behind a vehicle with “777” in their license plate. I entered the barcode for a 2nd Chance lottery ticket this morning. Guess what numbers I saw- “777”. Then, I was running an errand this morning- taking my normal route… I happened to read a sign with the phone number ending in… yup- you guessed it “777”.

I am really big on synchronicities and always intrigued to know the meaning behind them. I believe our guides provide subtle messages- if we quiet down and “tune in”… we will be lead through the message.

I am currently at a crossroad… Do I pick what I am comfortable with and “settle”? Or do I step outside of my comfort zone to soon experience the unimaginable🌈?!? How do I accomplish stepping outside of my comfort zone?!? What if it doesn’t work? But what if it DOES work?!? What if I fail? Is failing EVEN an option?!? Lol. The questions I repeatedly ask myself.

I know what I want to do. I know what my soul is pushing me to do. The synchronicities are confirming my soul’s desires. Then, my current reality and comfortability smacks me dead in the face. The challenge is overcoming the ego vs soul battle. Stay tuned ✨